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CPI(M) urges State to eradicate untouchability

“Party's efforts resulted in bringing together Dalits and other communities in Uthapuram”

The State unit of the CPI(M) on Wednesday called upon the State government to take legal and administrative initiatives to put an end to untouchability in various forms.

Recalling how the consistent efforts of the party and the Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front had resulted in bringing together the Dalits and other communities in Uthapuram and the entry of Dalits into the local temple, State secretary G. Ramakrishnan urged the government to take a cue from Uthapuram and eradicate it at other parts.

A resolution in this regard was adopted in the two day state committee meeting of the party that began on Wednesday.

The party thanked the Madurai district administration and police for their efforts to bring unity among Dalits and other communities in Uthapuram.

“But untouchability is prevailing in other parts of the State and there was a need to address the issues to eradicate the social evil. It is manifesting itself in the form of two-tumbler system, denial of the right to use common paths, wells, burial grounds in villages and denial of temple entry. These practices are against social justice and democracy,” the resolution said.

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